Ranchi (By our correspondent): Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das said that it was the responsibility of the youth to change and picture and fortunes of their villages for which the administration and the state government would be extending them full cooperation.
In a meeting with the district and block coordinators appointed under the rural development department at the project building here he said that due to the administrative complexity in the execution of the schemes the poor are not able to take its advantage and to ensure that these schemes can easily reach to the common people the youth have been appointed as district and block coordinators therefore it was their responsibility to work for the betterment of the society, state and the nation.
The Chief Minister said that one should also be indebted to their homeland and said that they should fulfil their responsibility honestly. He said that they should make efforts so that the schemes of the state government can be realized on the ground and asked them to take a pledge to bring light in all the homes which are in darkness since Independence of the nation. He said that in 32,000 villages of the state the adivasi vikas samiti and gram vikas samiti have been formed and said that now it was the responsibility of the coordinators to hold meeting with the villagers and select schemes unanimously for the villages and give information in this regard to the DDC concerned after which within a week the scheme would be approved. He said that the state government would be transferring Rs 5 lakh in the account of the head of the committee for the execution of the scheme for which the labour would be done by the villagers as it will create employment for the villagers.
Mr Das said that coordinators should encourage the villagers to adopt modern and multi-crop agriculture and should also tell them about the global agriculture summit which is slated on November 29 and 30 in the state where progressive farmers from across the country and the world would be participating and they should advantage of the event.
He said that the government was committed for the betterment of the farmers as part of which 52 farmers from the state were sent to Israel to learn modern methods of farming and said that soon the farmers would ensure that farmers get 6 hours of uninterrupted power for agriculture works. He said that the state government would achieve the target of complete electrification in the state by December 2018 and said that three districts have been declared electrified and after that, the state will take concrete steps towards ensuring 24 hours power supply.
He asked the block coordinators to encourage villagers to pay their bills on time. Mr Das also asked them to create awareness among the villagers regarding the Ayushman Bharat Yojana which is Sanjeevani for the poor. Those present on the occasion included Secretary Rural Development Praveen Toppo, Director Rural Development Raj Faiz and others.